Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts

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Introduction: Crochet Pac-Man and Ghosts

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Pac-Man and his ghosts! This started as a project to just crochet Pac-Man. Then this expanded to making the ghosts, then to making the ghosts with movable eyes, and lastly to adding in covers to make the ghosts switch to dark blue. I am most pleased with how the ghosts turned out. Hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Supplies

Supplies:

Step 2: Making Pac-Man

Pac-Man is really simple. The main body is Yellow and his mouth is Black.

Body: (in Yellow)

  1. Magic Ring 5, ch 1, turn (I tried to do this with just chaining 2 and then crocheting 5 sc. into the second st. from the end, but this caused a big hole to show so I think a magic ring works better because it makes the stitches tighter)
  2. Skip first st., Inc across (10) ch. 1, turn
  3. Skip first st., [Sc. in next st., inc. in next] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  4. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 2 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  5. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 3 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  6. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 4 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  7. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 5 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  8. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 6 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn
  9. Skip first st., [Sc. in next 7 sts., inc. in next] Repeat (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  10. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  11. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  12. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  13. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  14. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  15. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  16. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn
  17. Sc. across (45) ch. 1, turn (It might help later to keep a marker here)
  18. Skip first st., [sc. in next 7 sts., dec.] Repeat (40) ch. 1, turn
  19. Skip first st., [sc. in next 6 sts., dec.] Repeat (35) ch. 1, turn
  20. Skip first st., [sc. in next 5 sts., dec.] Repeat (30) ch. 1, turn
  21. Skip first st., [sc. in next 4 sts., dec.] Repeat (25) ch. 1, turn
  22. Skip first st., [sc. in next 3 sts., dec.] Repeat (20) ch. 1, turn
  23. Skip first st., [sc. in next 2 sts., dec.] Repeat (15) ch. 1, turn
  24. Skip first st., [sc. in next st., dec.] Repeat (10) ch. 1, turn
  25. Skip first st., dec. (5) slip stitch closed and tie off

Mouth: (in Black)

  1. Chain 8, turn
  2. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  3. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  4. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  5. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  6. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  7. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  8. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  9. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  10. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  11. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  12. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  13. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  14. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  15. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  16. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  17. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  18. Sc. across (7) ch. 1, turn
  19. Sc. across (7), tie off

You will have to decide how long the mouth piece needs to be based on how big your Pac-Man's body ends up being.

To attach the mouth on the body, start at one corner of the black piece and one corner of Pac Man's mouth. I single crocheted around with yellow yarn. If you marked where you stopped increasing and started decreasing you should be able to match up the corners of the black piece easily to the corners of his mouth. To make it easier and make sure the piece attaches evenly, use paperclips to hold the mouth to his body. It will look like he has many lip piercings.

I put in some stuffing when I started to make it easier to grab him and then finished stuffing him before I finished crocheting him up.

Step 3: Ghosts

I really like crocheting the ghosts. Especially the little ghost feet! You will need your Pink, Turquoise, Red, and yellowish Tan color yarns.

Body:

  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (28)
  6. Sc. in first 6 sts., inc. Repeat (32)
  7. Sc. in first 7 sts., inc. Repeat (36)
  8. Sc. around (36)
  9. Sc. around (36)
  10. Sc. around (36)
  11. Sc. around (36)
  12. Sc. around (36)
  13. Sc. around (36)
  14. Sc. around (36)
  15. Sc. around (36)
  16. Sc. around (36)*
  17. Sc. around (36)
  18. [sl. st., sc., inc. dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st.] Repeat (48)
  19. [sl. st., sl. st., sc., inc. dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st., sl. st.] Repeat (60) tie off

*Author Nina Tangled recommends on round 16 to stitch around in front loop only use the back loops to sew in the bottom piece

Ghost's Bottom:

  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 3 sts., inc. Repeat (30)
  6. Sc. in first 4 sts., inc. Repeat (36) sl. st. closed and leave a tail to use to sew to body

Step 4: Ghost Eyes and Putting Them Together

Eyes:

  • Cut out 8 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch square pieces of black felt
  • Cut out white circles about 1 1/4 inch in diameter (I used a botton as a guide) (Picture 4)
  • Put a dab of hot glue on the head of the brad and stick it to the center of the back square. Do this for all of the back pieces. Hot glue is the best because it dries fast (Picture 5)
  • Fold over and glue the four corners of the black square. (Picture 6)
  • Fold over and glue the four corners you just created by folding over the other corners. Be very careful. I dabbed on a bit of hot glue and let it cool a bit, then pushed it down and held it with your finger, but you should of course not do this because you will burn yourself (Picture 7)
  • Take one of your circles and cut out an "X" off to the side but not too close to the edge
  • Stick the brad through the hole and you have your eye (Picture 9)
  • I lined up the black brad with one of the front feet and went down about 8 rows. Make sure you like up the black brads together or the eyes will look odd (Picture11)
  • Bend the back of the brads inside the body, but not right next to the body. (Picture 12) You want there to be a little room so you can move the white part of the eye.

Sewing Ghost Together:

Sew the circle to the bottom of the ghost. Not counting row 19, count up 3 rows and sew the circle to that row only sewing to the inside of the stitches so they cannot be seen from the outside of the ghost. I lined up the points of the circle (since it is more of a hexagon with the dips of the ghost feet (Pictures 18 - 21). It helped to turn the ghost feet out as in Pictures 22 and 23. Don't forget to stuff the ghosts.

Pictures 13 - 17 show how you can move around the white part of the eye to make the ghost look in any direction.

*Author Nina Tangled recommends dipping the feet of the ghost in glue to give them more stability so they don't curl.

Step 5: Blue Ghost Cover

You need the dark blue yarn for the ghost cover. It is pretty much the same as the ghost except you expand to 42 stitches around, you crochet 3 extra rows of 42, and you add an extra double crochet (dc) to the center of each foot in each foot row.

Blue Ghost:

  1. Magic Ring 6
  2. Inc. around (12)
  3. Sc. in first st., inc. Repeat (18)
  4. Sc. in first 2 sts., inc. Repeat (24)
  5. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (28)
  6. Sc. in first 6 sts., inc. Repeat (32)
  7. Sc. in first 7 sts., inc. Repeat (36)
  8. Sc. in first 5 sts., inc. Repeat (42)
  9. Sc. around (42)
  10. Sc. around (42)
  11. Sc. around (42)
  12. Sc. around (42)
  13. Sc. around (42)
  14. Sc. around (42)
  15. Sc. around (42)
  16. Sc. around (42)
  17. Sc. around (42)
  18. Sc. around (42)
  19. Sc. around (42)
  20. Sc. around (42)
  21. Sc. around (42)
  22. [sl. st., sc., inc. dc., dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st.] Repeat (54)
  23. [sl. st., sl. st., sc., inc. dc., dc., inc. dc., sc., sl. st., sl. st.] Repeat (66) tie off

Face:

  • I used a button again to trace and cut out the yes for the ghost
  • Draw out a squiggly mouth
  • Sew on all your pieces
  • Make sure the eyes are level with each other

Putting the blue ghost over a regular ghost:

  • I turned the ghosts' eyes so they were looking up, this will make it so you won't damage the white part of the eyes
  • Slip the blue ghost over the colored ghost (Picture 6)
  • Once it is on, tuck up the colored ghost's feet so they don't show (Pictures 8 and 9)
  • Done!

Step 6: The Whole Gang!

Now you have the whole gang ready!

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119 Comments

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Nina Tangled
Nina Tangled

Tip 1 year ago on Step 3

Hello, I have a tip.
For the ghosts, on round 16 I do all the stitches around in front loop only and I use the back loops to sew my bottom piece.
Also, I dipped the legs in glue so they are steady because mine kept curling up.
Amazing pattern!

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Easy Paper Hacks
Easy Paper Hacks

7 weeks ago

This is the cutest thing ever! I am going to have to send this to my cousin who is a crochet pro!

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Deanna Bair
Deanna Bair

Question 10 months ago

Can someone tell me what sl and st means

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Answer 10 months ago

It means Slip Stitch.

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evahghg
evahghg

1 year ago

😍😍

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Carlybun
Carlybun

1 year ago

This is so cute

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TyB9
TyB9

1 year ago

Hi! Are the ghosts done in the round or am I joining each round? You didn't specify

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

I didn't do them in a round originally, I was still new to crochet at the time, so you don't have to, but I recommend doing them in a round.

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boylekiya4
boylekiya4

1 year ago

Hi. Is there maby a way to make the ghosts reversible instead of making a cover for them? I don't crochet but these are amazing. Let me know if you try the reversible ones and if they work I would love to buy some.

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

Hmm, I don't see why not! I don't have experience making this reversible, but I would THINK you could just do the blue ghost pattern twice (once as blue and once as one of the ghost colors) and then just sew them together. The inside might be a bit big/loose when it's inside out, but I don't think that would matter. It wouldn't be stuffed then, but I certainly think you could :) I'll let you know if I get a chance to try it out!

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Doglover 8D
Doglover 8D

1 year ago

Looks great!!! :-)

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David_Lin
David_Lin

1 year ago

how cute !